Skip to comments.Clinton Lawyers: Mohamed Atta Off-Limits
Posted on 08/12/2005 10:43:36 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 11:14 a.m. EDT Clinton Lawyers: Mohamed Atta Off-Limits
A year before the 9/11 attacks, Clinton administration lawyers told a group of military intelligence officers that information they had developed on 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta could not be shared with the FBI, saying of Atta himself: "You can't even touch him - it doesn't matter what information you have."
Rep. Curt Weldon, who helped develop the military intelligence group code-named "Able Danger," delivered the bombshell revelation in an interview Thursday with WABC Radio host Sean Hannity.
WELDON: In September of 2000 we tried on three occasions to take the information we had developed and pass it along to the FBI so they could follow up and take action against this [al-Qaida] cell and perhaps bring in Atta and question him and do whatever else was necessary. Three times we were turned down by lawyers in the administration.
HANNITY: We're talking about lawyers in the Clinton administration?
WELDON: Yes, it was the Clinton administration. Lawyers said there were two reasons why you can't do that. And they even put stickies over the face of Mohamed Atta on this chart they had. They said: "He's here legally. He's either got a green card or he's got a visa. So you can't even touch him - it doesn't matter what information you have." [END OF EXCERPT]
Moments later, Weldon said he was determined to find out who it was who ultimately gave the order to protect the lead 9/11 hijacker.
WELDON: The American people need to have answers. They need to have answers about who made the decision to stop our military intelligence from sharing information with the FBI, and how high up the ladder that went.
Did it stop at DoD? Or was the Justice Department involved in that decision? Or was the White House involved in that decision? [END OF EXCERPT]
Well, I found that July 18th 1996 Video on C-Span
Way to go! Is there some way you can alert me when you post to FR? I'll keep my eyes open for it. Thanks!
I have unlimited bandwidth!
I nominate the moniker for another doublet for 'Old Maid'. Ranks right up there with 'Meano Reno' and 'Gorilla Gorelick.'
The word "treason" isn't really adequate to describe the KKKlintons, Janet Reno, maddog Albright, Wesley Clarke, Jamie Gorelick et. al. We need to have a witchcraft trial, and burn all those lunatics at the stake.
We, AMERICA, will pay for the next 100 years for Klintoon!!!--The pres elected by less than 1/2 of the less than 1/2 that voted....Dang that Perot guy I admit I voted for!
She was on the committee.
"This has Clinton inadequancies written all over it!"
Yep. No thought given to the dangers of not sharing information.
"I can even understand them covering up now, but stonewalling the FBI while Clinton was in office?"
True, it looks as though the FBI didn't know who Atta was or where Atta was. That was the effect of not getting information from the Defense Department.
???? What kind of protection could Atta possibly have "earned?" He apparently had friends in very HIGH places & I don't mean Allah. Was he connected to OK City bombing? Some sort of American operative gone bad?
I don't get it.
Maybe someone can explain it to me. Even if he had a visa, green card or whatever, so what? Why oh why, if intelligence suggested a threat from a non-citizen did that make him untouchable?
Is there a true legal reason or was it simply not to upset the Muslim community?
If someone finds the video, ping me please!
Scroll to the bottom. Is that the link?
This information was apparently known a year prior to 9/11. Was this vital information not passed on to President Bush after his election in 2000? If not, why not? If it was, did Bush pursue it in the 10 months he was in office before 9/11?
Okay tin foil or not.... You have to ask the question..." why were they so specific that they couldnt touch this guy specifically." It does not make rational sense unless they knew of him personally. I mean why cover his face if he was a every day schmoe? I hear a very definite...uh oh.....in my head.
heavy duty foil....
Was this attack planned ( or known by clinton) before the election a year before in order to extend clintons time in office due to a marshall law order?
I disagree. It was corruption, on a criminal level, plain and simple. The incompetence was a side dish, not the main course.
Enormous implications. Hill must be tearing her hair out.
Mohamed Atta or his associates must have been blackmailing Clinton. Same with the Chinese. As long as they didn't do anything while he was president, he was going to leave them alone. Same with OBL; or he would have grabbed him when Sudan offered to turn OBL over to the USA.
Who said character doesn't count?
WAS GORELICK IN THE ROOM AT THIS MEETING?!!!
Seems to be embargoed again on O'really. He ain't touchin' it.
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